How Secure are Schools? Security Systems for Vandalism & Burglary

Today, public and private schools have become targets for vandalism, burglary, and sometimes—even more serious crimes.There are several key reasons for this:

  • Schools are easily accessible to many people
  • Many potential offenders in high-risk age groups
  • Schools are often seen as symbols of conformity and social order
  • Many individuals view schools as public property that belongs to no one as opposed to everyone.

At Sonitrol Pacific, we are dedicated to protecting schools in Everett, Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and Boise . Here are the top methods Sonitrol Pacific suggests to secure your school property and prevent loss of property:

1. Audio Detection Systems—Audio detection is a major advancement in school security systems. It offers more complete coverage and is more reliable than motion detection. When you combine it with live operators to provide a verified response, criminal apprehension rises dramatically.

2. Control and monitor traffic into key access areas by implementing Access Control Systems and keyless entry. This eliminates the hassle of traditional keys and allows administrators to safely monitor sensitive areas and limit access to authorized personnel only.

3. Install school surveillance cameras. Nothing is more powerful than video surveillance because it allows you monitor property, day or night while providing a valuable documentation of intrusion.

4. Emergency notification buttons. These life savers are simple and easy to access in case of an emergency. They notify authorities immediately, and they help keep schools safe during life-threatening situations.

5. Electronic Lockdown Systems—Trying to lock every door of a large facility can take too much precious time in the event of a serious emergency. Electronic lockdown is swift and immediate.

At Sonitrol Pacific we take safety and security in schools very seriously. These diagrams help to explain who intruders are likely to be, where they are likely to enter, and an outline of how to create a comprehensive security plan.

Sign up to receive a free security assessment for your property in Everett, Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and Boise. We look forward to speaking to you more about how Sonitrol Pacific’s verified response audio detection can protect your school.